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WHY Survey – We Need Your Voice

Posted February 8, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with our School Board to conduct the WHY Survey for staff, students, and parents.

Staff and students (Grade 4-8) will be completing the voluntary survey at school. (A letter went home earlier this week about the student survey.)

We are asking parents and guardians to complete the survey by accessing the link sent …

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Sledding Update

Posted January 30, 2022

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful sledding hill at the back of our school and a number of crazy carpets that our students can use with their teachers during phys ed and DPA.  A couple of reminders regarding sledding:

Students are not allowed to bring …

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COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Posted January 27, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.

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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Five Spare Guards Positions

Posted January 26, 2022

Crossing_guardsFive Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well as mileage to an …

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Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences 

Posted January 24, 2022

The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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School Council Minutes (December 2021)

Posted January 17, 2022

School Council Minutes (December 2021)

School Council Minutes (November 2021)

Posted January 17, 2022

School Council Minutes (November 2021)

School Council Minutes (October 2021)

Posted January 17, 2022

School Council Minutes (October 2021)

School Council Minutes (September 2021)

Posted January 17, 2022

School Council Minutes (September 2021)

Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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January 2022 Newsletter

Posted January 13, 2022

January 2022 Newsletter

Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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